Want to become a volunteer for Buchanan County 4-H?!
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please review the following information and send the completed volunteer application and forms to:
Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach Office
2600 Swan Lake Blvd., Suite A Independence, IA 50644
On September 15, 2014 the Buchanan County Agriculture Extension Council approved the implementation of volunteer policies and procedures. Buchanan County residents deserve the best services we can provide. Providing quality programs cannot be accomplished without volunteer aid. Our roster of volunteers is made up of the most passionate hard working group you would ever meet. But no formal program to support their efforts. So the implementation of a volunteer program that is professional, unbiased, and supportive of its volunteers, programs and community is imperative.
We now have procedures for advertising our volunteer needs and a process to interview and place volunteers in roles that serves both of our interests. There is a handbook so volunteers know Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach’s goals and priorities, the chain of command, sets conduct expectations and provides volunteers with the tools they need to be successful.
Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach has hundreds of volunteers who lead 4-H clubs, organize and work fair shows, Master Gardeners and Master Conservationists that volunteer in the community and help out at Farmers Market and office volunteers. Not to mention our Council and Youth Advisory Committee who set the policies that staff implement. One group that we, staff, could not do without at fair are the Youth County Council members. These youth help us with everything from taking photos to typing certificates. Again we could not do what we do without the help of volunteers.
Volunteer Job Descriptions
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